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Facilities management profession is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of support services for the property it manages. Facilities Managers play a central role in implementing sustainable energy practice within their business and in meeting sustainability targets. Their input can allow the organisation can realise substantial cost savings through implementation of an efficient energy management processes.

Who this Course is for?

Professional qualifications are designed to help you improve and develop relevant skills for your FM career path. The BIFM Energy and Sustainability in FM qualification is aimed at those working in the area of Facilities Management. This course is also suitable for first-line managers and supervisors seeking to develop their skills and gain a recognised Facilities Management qualification.

BIFM qualifications

The Energy and Sustainability in FM Award has been developed and awarded by The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the professional body for facilities management. The BIFM qualifications have been developed through corresponding with key stakeholders, to develop qualifications which meet the needs of individuals working in the FM sector.

Course Overview

Module 1: Overview of FM
This module enables learners to develop an understanding of the scope and extent of the facilities management function. Learners identify the range of associated services, the roles and responsibilities of FM in different organisations.

Module 2: Sustainability and environmental within FM
Sustainability and environmental within FM assists learners to develop their understanding how facilities management can promote corporate responsibility and sustain within the organisation. The unit also develops understanding of the principles and methods of waste management

Module 3: Energy and utilities management and FM
This module assists learners to develop their understanding of energy and utilities management principles. Implementing processes and monitoring systems and energy and utilities management policy
Course Structure
Block release: Programme delivered over 3 Saturdays and one Wednesday evening.

Assessment Criteria

Practical assessment tasks that are work-based, reflecting live business projects and activities are the core assessment techniques used for this qualification.

Our Lecturers

We have a team of over ten Facility Management lecturers with varied experience within the sector. Our lecturers are experienced in management of facilities, property or in related fields. They are all passionate about training and development.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.

Class Sizes

At the Centre for the Modern Environment we are committed to ensuring our learners gain the most, academically and personally, throughout their time with us. To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. These uniquely small classes, helps to create the environment for discussion and collaboration. Smaller class sizes also allow learners to get to know everyone in their group, in turn, learners to feel comfortable and confident to ask questions.

Assessment Support

We understand the challenge of completing assignments at third level. Writing assessments requires developing new skills to translate your learning into writing. We care about our learners’ success, we want you to achieve the best you can. To ensure this we offer you the individual support, required, to acquire the skills you need to communicate what you have learned.

Study life Balance

Here in The Centre for the Modern Environment we support learners to work smarter. Learners who achieve a good study-life balance achieve more academically. Study time, spending time with family, participating in pastimes are all important to maintaining a positive study-life balance. Getting the right balance is important and will help maximize the time spent on study.

Further Studies

When learners engage in lifelong learning the often discover their love of learning and are often enthusiastic to continue their professional journey. We support lifelong learning in the Centre for the Modern Environment and continue provide assistance and advice to learners on future opportunities.


Name: Energy and Sustainability in FM, level 4

Cost: 1495 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 12/05/18 - 30/06/18
  • Wed 630-930pm & Sat 10am-6pm
  • Course includes 3 Saturdays and Wednesday evenings